The Nutcracker

Image by Amanda Tipton Photography

One of Colorado’s major productions of the holiday tradition, with a cast of over 80 dancers including the professional company and charming young student dancers, a full live orchestra, spectacular scenery and special effects.

Just released “Behind the Scenes” video-
Tickets Now Available!
With the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra:

Friday, November 29, 2019 @ 2:00pm
Saturday, November 30, 2019 @ 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Sunday, December 1, 2019 @ 2:00pm
Macky Auditorium, on the University of Colorado Boulder campus – Parking
Tickets: (303) 449-1343

With the Longmont Symphony Orchestra:

Saturday, December 7, 2019 @ 4:00pm
Sunday, December 8, 2019 @ 2:00pm
Vance Brand Civic Auditorium, 600 E. Mountain View Avenue, Longmont – Directions

The Gentle Nutcracker

Saturday, December 7, 2019 @ 1:00pm
The Longmont Symphony Orchestra and the Boulder Ballet will present a sensory-friendly abridged version of Tchaikovsky’s beloved Nutcracker Ballet for individuals with special needs and their families.
Information and Tickets
Vance Brand Civic Auditorium, 600 E. Mountain View Avenue, Longmont – Directions

Nutcracker Suite at The Stanley

December 14, 2019 @ 6:00pm
December 15, 2019 @ 2:00pm

333 E Wonderview Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517

Boulder Ballet brings the Nutcracker Suite to Estes Park in the enchanting atmosphere of the Stanley Hotel. You’ll recognize all the beloved characters and delight in the familiar Tchaikovsky score.

After the show, children will be welcomed onto the stage to learn a couple of dances from the performance!

Featured image by Amanda Tipton


Nutcracker Book Signing at Barnes and Noble

November 9, 2019 @ 10:00am-12:00pm
Barnes and Noble Crossroads Commons, 2299 Pearl St., Boulder

Nutcracker Book Signing at Boulder Bookstore

November 16, 2019 @ 11:00am-12:00pm
1107 Pearl St (Pearl Street Mall), Boulder

Nutcracker Tea

December 15, 2019 @ 11:00am-2:00pmReservations:
Hotel Boulderado, 2115 13th Street, Boulder – Directions
Take time out of your busy holiday schedule to relax and enjoy tea on the beautiful Boulderado Mezzanine. Tea is served to each guest at the table. The scones, tea sandwiches, and dainty desserts are set up buffet-style for this event.

Nutcracker Podcast Series


Nutcracker Characters Around Boulder



Photography by Amanda Tipton

Board Vice Chair, L. Botway
Act 1 Performance Excerpts
‘Christmas Eve’
Act 2 Performance Excerpts
‘Clara’s Dream’